Where People are Married and Not

About 48% of the U.S. population aged 15 and older is married. I was curious if there were regional variations, so I mapped the percentage of married people versus not married people.

MAP

PREVALENT MARITAL STATUS

OUT OF POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OLDER

Compiled from estimates from the 2019 Five-Year American Community Survey

PREVALENT MARITAL STATUS

Not married

Married

MAP

PREVALENT MARITAL STATUS

OUT OF POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OLDER

Compiled from estimates from the 2019 Five-Year American Community Survey

PREVALENT MARITAL STATUS

Not married

Married

I was expecting to see mostly noise, so I was surprised to see the higher prevalence of non-married people in the bottom half of the United States. I have a feeling it’s age-related.

Become a member. Support an independent site. Make great charts.

Join Now

Learn to Visualize Data See All →

Calendar Heatmaps to Visualize Time Series Data

The familiar but underused layout is a good way to look at patterns over time.

How to Make a Multi-line Step Chart in R

For the times your data represents immediate changes in value.

How to Customize Axes in R

For presentation purposes, it can be useful to adjust the style of your axes and reference lines for readability. It’s all about the details.

How to Draw Maps with Hatching Lines in R

Fill areas with varying line density to give more or less visual attention. With geographic maps, the technique is especially useful to adjust for population density.